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Dinosaur in the city (Explored)

The Sunday Challenge: Odd

This lifesize spinosaurus is visiting Quincy Marketl in Boston, Massachusetts in the hopes that it will entice you to pay $25 to see other moving and growling dinosaur replicas inside the marketplace.

"Spinosaurus (meaning "spine lizard") is a genus of spinosaurid dinosaur that lived in what now is North Africa during the Cenomanian to upper Turonian stages of the Late Cretaceous period, about 99 to 93.5 million years ago.[2][3] This genus was known first from Egyptian remains discovered in 1912 and described by German palaeontologist Ernst Stromer in 1915. The original remains were destroyed in World War II, but additional material has come to light in the early 21st century.... Spinosaurus is the largest of all known terrestrial carnivores; other large carnivores comparable to Spinosaurus include theropods such as Tyrannosaurus, Giganotosaurus and Carcharodontosaurus. Estimates published in 2005, 2007, and 2008 suggested that it was between 12.6 to 18 meters (41 to 59 ft) in length and 7 to 20.9 metric tons (7.7 to 23.0 short tons) in weight.[4][5][6] New estimates published in 2014 and 2018, based on a more complete specimen, supported the earlier research, finding that Spinosaurus could reach lengths of 15 to 16 meters (49 to 52 ft).[7][8][9] The latest estimates suggest a weight of 6.4 to 7.5 metric tons (7.1 to 8.3 short tons). The skull of Spinosaurus was long, low and narrow, similar to that of a modern crocodilian, and bore straight conical teeth with no serrations. It would have had large, robust forelimbs bearing three-fingered hands, with an enlarged claw on the first digit. The distinctive neural spines of Spinosaurus, which were long extensions of the vertebrae (or backbones), grew to at least 1.65 meters (5.4 ft) long and were likely to have had skin connecting them, forming a sail-like structure, although some authors[who?] have suggested that the spines were covered in fat and formed a hump. Spinosaurus's hip bones were reduced, and the legs were very short in proportion to the body. Its long and narrow tail was deepened by tall, thin neural spines and elongated chevrons, forming a flexible fin or paddle-like structure."

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24 comments

Janano - said:

Well glad they are not around now Esther
7 weeks ago

Malik Raoulda said:

Superbement rendue...J' imagine la vie en ces temps la.
Bonne semaine.
7 weeks ago ( translate )

fragglerocks said:

Yep that's odd.
7 weeks ago

Janet Brien said:

FABULOUS!!!! :D I love your choice of angle too...GRAHHHHH!!!! Super details, and I have to laugh at its glowing privates! :D :D

TY also for the extra information, I would certainly love to visit the market place and see every dinosaur there! :)
7 weeks ago

Roger (Grisly) said:

We don't get many of them around here Esther, Lovely capture
Have a good week.
7 weeks ago

William Sutherland said:

The effects of climate change? Frightening! Great shot! Stay well!

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7 weeks ago

Amelia Heath said:

Did you spend the $25 to see more?
7 weeks ago

Xata said:

Dinosaurs escaped from Jurassic Park, LOL !
7 weeks ago ( translate )

Clickity Click said:

Hate to run across this guy after a night of bar hopping! lol ( must say I don't know much about bar hopping though) : )

Enjoy The Little Things - Take Care Of Yourself and Others
7 weeks ago

RHH said:

He'll not devour you but he will devour your money. Sorry, wouldn't pay $25 to see the rest of them.
7 weeks ago

RHH said:

Thanks for your visit and comments.
7 weeks ago

RHH said:

Have a good day.
7 weeks ago ( translate )

Gillian Everett said:

Very interesting find and information, Esther.
7 weeks ago

Jaap van 't Veen said:

A little bit scary; nicely captured Esther.
Thank you for the note.
7 weeks ago

PhLB - Luc Boonen said:

that's an excellent way to sweep the streets in case of emergency ;-)
7 weeks ago